Ignite Young Adult Entrepreneurial Internship

Enabling Bermuda's young adults to develop their passion for entrepreneurship.

Ignite is excited to launch its pilot programme of the Young Adult Entrepreneurial Internship. 

Funded through the generosity of HSBC Bermuda, Ignite’s internship initiative aims to offer local young adults, 18-25 years old, first-hand entrepreneurial experience with some of Bermuda’s top startups, most of which are Ignite graduates. Successful interns will gain work experience with local entrepreneurial leaders (in both for-profit and non-profit sectors), attend information sessions with the Ignite Team, and have the opportunity to follow their entrepreneurial passion by working on independent projects in the Ignite Hub with the support of mentors and programme facilitators.

Key Dates

Programme Duration June - July

Boot Camp (Full Day Workshops) - June

Application Deadline April

Interview Dates May

What will the programme consist of?

The Young Adult Entrepreneurial Internship Programme will kick off concurrently with Ignite's incoming cohort at their 2-day Bootcamp and will go on to provide one-to-one support from their own business enabler, as well as workshops, partner and mentor support all designed to support and challenge interns throughout their summer’s journey.

The young adult interns will be expected to commit 12 hours a week to the programme consisting of the following:

  • 8 hours a week with a host start-up business or organization working on a specific project designed by the host.
  • 4 hours a week designated to:
    •  Workshops run by industry experts and Ignite alumni covering various topics to offer relevant knowledge from their own experiences.
    • Group 'check-ins' and huddles to offer support and foster community amongst the young adults.
    • Time for personal development and growth.

This programme will provide deep training and mentorship for its selected young adults to develop the functional, managerial, and leadership skills that differentiate the good from the great entrepreneurs.

Workshop topics may include but not be limited to:

  • Entrepreneurial Mindset
  • Product Development
  • Business Model
  • Business Formation
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Bermuda's Economic Climate
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • and more!

Interns will also gain access to the Ignite Hub to follow their passion by working on their independent projects with the support of Ignite mentors and facilitators.

Interns will earn a $1,500 stipend for completed project work in their host business or organization. Presentations of their learnings and award ceremony will also be held to recognize their hard work and contribution to Bermuda's startups.

Applicant Requirements:

The Ignite Young Adult Entrepreneurial Internship programme is committed to equitably empowering Bermuda's young adults to follow their passion for entrepreneurship. For this, academic certifications and prior work experiences are not required, however, we do ask that applicants possess the following:

  • 18 - 25 years old
  • Bermudian
  • Able and Willingness to Fully Commit to the Programme
  • Positive Attitude
  • Self-Motivated
  • Organized
  • Attention to Detail
  • Willingness to Take Feedback
view our 2021 entrepreneurial internship report here

Get in Touch

For any further questions, please contact the programme managers at interns@ignitebermuda.com. 


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